Magnolia punduana (Hook.f. & Thomson) Figlar, Proc. Int. Symp. Magnoliac. 23 2000. (syn: Michelia punduana Hook.f. & Thomson; Sampacca punduana (Hook.f. & Thomson) Kuntze);

Assam (Khasia Hills) as per WCSP;

Common name: Pandua Magnolia

Magnolia punduana occurs in northeastern India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. This species is logged for timber and there have been no recent collections in the field. The habitat is also in decline because of deforestation for timber resources. More research is critically needed to establish the population trends and harvest rates for this species. This species was previously listed as Vulnerable however its known range has been extended outside of Meghalaya and as a result it no longer qualifies as Vulnerable. Due to the uncertainty of this species in both Bhutan and Bangladesh it has been listed as Data Deficient. More information is needed from these countries to make a full assessment.

Magnolia punduana occurs in the northeast region of India in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim and Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). It has also been recorded from in Bangladesh and Bhutan (Samchi district) however there are no herbarium specimens to confirm this species presence in these areas. The extent of occurrence (EOO) is calculated with much uncertainty as between 180,000 and 230,000 km2. The potential forest distribution, based on remote sensing imagery and species distribution data, is 19,436 km2 although this is likely to be based on its range in India alone. More research is needed to produce a more accurate current range for this species.

Citation: Wheeler, L. & Rivers, M.C. 2015. Magnolia punduana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T31237A2802522. Downloaded on 15 January 2018.



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Sending you some pictures of a rare tree Magnolia punduana from Meghalaya. Hope you like it and find it useful.

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Viheno Iralu, Krishna Upadhaya- Jott Vol 7, No 9 (2015) (Abstract: Magnolia punduana Hk. f & Th. belonging to family Magnoliaceae, is an important tree species endemic to Meghalaya, northeast India. This paper provides information on the distribution of the species in the state with special reference to its phenology. The result of the study reveals that habitat destruction and exploitation for timber are the major threats faced by the species. A few effective strategies for the conservation of the taxa have been suggested.)